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Blog archives for June, 2012

Archive for June, 2012

Monday, June 25th, 2012

The Narnia Lamp

the narnia lamp

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Wander into Dreams…

Monday, June 11th, 2012


Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

More on the Transit of Venus

M has gracefully allowed me to post this photo of us here (I don’t post photos of other [non-famous] [sorry, M! :-)] people here without asking for permission first), and so here’s a photo of us at the city beach early this morning (~4:20am). As you can see, the atmosphere was lovely, and it would have been a morning well worth being out and about on even without Venus transiting in front of the sun. But transit it did, and so here’re some more photos of said event:

I took the last one with a UV filter that M brought and that I held in front of the lense of my camera – I like how you can spot Venus perfectly in the reflection that the combination of filter and camera produced, but not on the direct image of the sun itself.

We also got to see a false sunrise:

It was, generally speaking, simply just a wonderful morning – and considering that I just got home from our lecture series and improv rehearsal about 45 minutes ago definitely a long day. Definitely worth it thought! (If you want to see some more of my transit photos, click here!)

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

The Transit of Venus

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Won’t you shine a light, the one-handed angel said on that cloudy day

This photo and the one before were taken in Mainz, in the cemetary next to the University. I spent the weekend in Mainz at the GAAS (German Association for American Studies) conference (more about which later this week, I think), and spent one of the breaks wandering around the cemetary, resting my brain and taking in some peace and quiet.

Now I need to go sleep – my alarm is going to ring at 3:30am, since my colleague M and I will try to observe the transit of Venus (fingers crossed for a cloudless sky until 6am, please – after that it can rain all week and I promise I won’t mind :-) ).

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Keep on looking